Our Sports Program kicked off in January 2018 and is held weekly @ Yio Chu Kang Stadium. In addition to boosting cardiovascular fitness and strength, children who participate in regular physical activity and/or organized sports and fitness programs can make great improvement in their
balance and coordination
fine motor skills
overall motor function
ability to focus on a task
auditory, visual, and tactile skills
Even beyond these physical benefits, participation in regular sports or fitness programs can enhance the child’s emotional wellbeing, boost self-esteem, and improve social skills.
It has been proven that swimming can help children on the autism spectrum
as well as be an invaluable therapy to calm down.
However, the key function of learning to swim is to prevent accidental drowning in children.
We have teamed up with Mr Silas (GC Swim), a certified swim coach, currently for schools such as Rainbow and APSN, to offer swimming lessons for our students. Lessons are conducted once weekly @ Yio Chu Kang Swimming Pool.
The practice of yoga for children with autism and other special needs teaches many skills but perhaps one of the most important elements of yoga for children with special needs is teaching them
coping skills and how to respond to stress, tension, worry, anxiety and depression.
Teaching children specific breathing strategies and yoga poses to support them in activating the parasympathetic nervous system which is responsible for rest, relaxation and digestion
supports them in reducing anxiety, releasing difficult emotions and tension in the body,
developing healthier sleep patterns,
and optimal functioning in the body and improving mood and behavior.
Children with autism and special needs can learn coping strategies through the practice of yoga so they may live calmer, happier, more peaceful and healthier lives. Our lessons are incorporated daily into the curriculum and children practice different poses & techniques at their own pace and comfort.
Reading a piece of music takes a great deal of focus, causing a child to translate a note and a rhythm, process it into hand movements on the keys and immediately follow to the next one. Reading and playing music allows them to think both critically and creatively, which is a helpful skill for use in the future. The benefits of learning to play music are
Improved verbal skills
Improved motor skills
Improved cognitive functions
Enhanced auditory processing
Dance lessons are conducted once weekly by our dance teacher, who is NAFA trained and the focus of dance lessons are to
promote expression of emotion
breaking the withdrawal symptoms and engaging with others
increasing interpersonal bonding and communication
recognizing, associating and responding to others
increasing eye contact
participate in group activities
increasing shared focus
learning through mirroring
and developing trust
*extra charges only applies to Swimming Program. All other enrichment activities are included in curriculum